As lovers of all things music and dance, TA-DAH.TV went to Tobacco Dock in September for Cuttin’ Headz’s latest house event – and what better place to go and hang out with such talented artists than London! A day rave dedicated to stomping beats and two-stepping till you drop, we loved spending some time with Jody Barr & Cassy in the ‘Last Night on Earth’ DJ booth.
It goes without saying that house music sounds even more amazing than normal in the summer – and on Saturday 21st September we had one last opportunity to turn the speakers up a few notches and emotionally wave goodbye to what has been an amazing summer season!
It was a glorious day down in the East End of London and the place was heaving by 5pm! 6000 eager ravers turned up to strut their stuff and have a dance – and we loved every minute of joining in! The Great Gallery had thousands of parties in awe by the pulsating house beats, accompanied by a light show that would send all house lovers into delirium!
Every summer tells its own unique story in London, full of twists and turns that converge together in perfect synchronisation. Of course, the electronic music scene is what we love best and that’s why we’re so glad that LNOE (Last night on Earth set) hosted their first London party in 2 years!
The finale of summer is always key; to put an exclamation point on yet another remarkable raving season in the English capital. The crew have officially cemented themselves in British raving culture history by ending the summer with their best event yet! And all in the heart of a historic venue: Tobacco Dock
Smack bang in the middle of London’s East End, Tobacco Dock is a Grade I listed warehouse that is, in modern times, used for office space, corporate business meetings and events. Ambitiously restored in 2012, the venue is one of the most famous landmarks in the country. Featuring genius industrial architecture, Tobacco Dock has become an icon of the city’s landscape! However, it has previously had many purposes.
Completed in 1812, Tobacco Dock originally served as a place to store imported tobacco – hence the name! Due to financial issues after the war, the docks were in and out of business. However, in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics, the venue was used as barracks for the military to provide security for the famous event. That is what makes it so impressive; that it is now home to the best UK raves and events! Can’t imagine that the military were having a day rave down there though!
The biggest name, headlining the event, were The Martinez brothers! Raised in the Bronx, New York, brothers Chris and Steve Martinez started DJ’ing from an early age. After years of hard work and implementing their passion, they have become one of the world’s leading house and tech house artists to date. After becoming club residents at DC10, their status as house kings was solidified. They often play B2B with another legend: the incredible Seth Troxler. TA-DAH.TV has bumped into all 3 of them several times before, including another London dance event: the ‘Eastern Electrics’ festival, so check out their shout-out, as well as their European tour dates in the Club Night Diaries of the channel’s MUSIC section.
Here is a list of the other great DJ acts on the day’s set-lists:
Cuttin’ Headz – Great Gallery
The Martinez Brothers
FUSE – Terrace
Rich NxT B2B Seb Zito
Last Night on Earth – Car Park
Sasha (extended set)
Disco – VIP
Jasper James B2B William Djoko
Frankel & Harper
Below is a link to Ta-Dah’s trip to the rave. Have a fantastic day!